Tagged: earthquake

Keystone XL Pipeline Is Planned On Top Of Oklahoma’s Recent Earthquake Sites

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The dreaded proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada through through most of the United States would be right on top of the latest Oklahoma earthquakes! Recently, Oklahoma experienced 50 small earthquakes that are linked to fracking nearby according to a recent The United States Geological Survey report.

Well, no issue exists in a bubble so why would Keystone XL be different? This is like terrible idea on top of terrible idea on top of terrible idea. There are so many great reasons to oppose both hydro-fracking and Keystone XL and potential fallout (read: oil spills) from the intersection of the two is more than enough for me to oppose both with every fiber of my being.

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Fracking May Be Linked To 50 Earthquakes In Oklahoma

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The United States Geological Survey has released a report that links a series of earthquakes last January in Oklahoma to hydraulic fracturing, a destructive process of extracting natural gas through rock formations. Fifty small earthquakes registered there ranging from 1.0 to 2.8 in magnitude there, with most occurring within 2.1 miles of Eola Field, a southern Gavin County fracking operation.

The report is still under peer-review but it seems logical that franking would have an effect on seismic activity. I think earthquakes register to people as being something far out of the control of humans so hopefully this will be enough of a red flag to people about fracking.

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Photo Credit: “Chuetsu earthquake 2004. Ojiya, Niigata, Japan. Soil liquefaction took place on this road.” by Tubbi

Why Are People So Mad About Hurricane Irene?

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Hurricane Irene of 2011 hit the Caribbean, the East Coast of the United States and Canada with extensive flooding, high wind damage and heavy rain. On August 20th Irene began to form and by the time she dissipated on August 29th the death toll in the US rose to 40 across 7 states. So why are people so mad? Continue reading

PHOTOS: Domo Arigato: Japan Appreciation Festival/Fundraiser 2011

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All Photos by Madam Toussaint

Here are some photos from the Domo Arigato: Japan Appreciation Festival 2011 held at the College Park Community Garden in the Bronx, NY. There was live painting, Japanese Hip Hop dancers, vendors, Hip Hop performances and more. The event was a fundraiser for the victims of Japan recent earthquake with proceeds going to the Japan Society. You can donate and stay informed with Continue reading

VIDEO: Japan’s Farmers Concerned About Radiation Contamination Of Rice

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Photo Credit: “Rice” by Emran Kassim from Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Japan’s government has approved a plan that would compensate the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster after the nuclear plant was hit by the March earthquake and tsunami.

And now there are growing concerns over radiation contamination in food. Al Jazeera reports from Fukushima on why rice farmers in particular are worried about their crops.

Authorities Finally Admit All 3 Fukushima Reactors Melted Down

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Photo Credit: Peace Cranes on the GPO steps – Melbourne Vigil for Japan. Melbourne Vigil forthe people of Japan suffering the effects of the Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake, Tsunamis, and an escalating nuclear crisis. By Takver via WC

On March 11, 2011 Japan was hit by a 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. What followed was a nuclear disaster due to the major damage the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant sustained. Remember? It was all over the news just a little while ago…oh, but not anymore though. Continue reading

VIDEO: Arcade Fire Raises Relief Funds For Haiti, Launches Haiti Blog

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Photo Credit: Leah Gordon

Album Of The Year Grammy Award winners Arcade Fire are raising money for Haiti throughout their 2010 and 2011 tours. While in Haiti frontman Will Butler has been blogging about his experiences there on tumblr at Continue reading

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